The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Humanitarian Emergency

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Many people in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) face major barriers in meeting their basic needs; food insecurity continues to be widespread and the country’s health system is challenged by poor infrastructure, shortage of essential medicines and limited skills among health personnel. Vulnerabilities are exacerbated by recurrent natural disasters, such as floods and droughts. In the DPRK, UNFPA supports health facilities that provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, including emergency obstetric care, and distributes dignity kits, to support people in meeting their basic hygiene needs.

Humanitarian needs

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Humanitarian Emergency
Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

10.6 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key humanitarian results 2021

UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • -Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • -Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.

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